10 injured after driver crashes head-on into bus near Steamboat Springs

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An SUV collided head-on with a bus, injuring 10 people one mile west of Steamboat Springs on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. (Photo: Colorado State Patrol)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — Ten people were injured after the driver of an SUV lost control and hit a bus head-on near Steamboat Springs on Tuesday night, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The crash happened about 6 p.m. on Highway 40 one mile west of the city. The CSP said the driver of a 1992 Ford Explorer traveling eastbound lost control on the snowy and slushy roadway. It veered into the westbound lanes, colliding head-on with a 2003 MCI Regional Transport bus.

The male driver of the SUV was taken Yampa Valley Medical Center with serious injuries. The female bus driver was transported with moderate injuries. Five of the eight bus passengers were taken to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries. The other three passengers were treated for their injuries at the crash site and released.

The CSP said the bus is owned and operated by the city of Steamboat Springs and is looking for witnesses to the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call the CSP at 970-824-6501 and reference case number 4b-16-0370.

 

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